Greetings from Green Mountain Timber Frames!
Here at GMTF, we care deeply about regenerative practices, and this extends well beyond our passion for saving and restoring old agricultural buildings. We strive to foster in our own lives an attentiveness to the wisdom and teachings of past generations who lived, worked, gardened, and farmed in the barns that we restore. We are inspired by people right in our own community doing amazing things and working incredibly hard to bring back a healthy connection between our food sources, the land, and our community.
In this spirit, we are extremely excited and privileged to welcome author, blogger, and podcaster Jade Miles to the Reuben Waite Barn for a conversation and book signing on Saturday, June 25th. We were introduced to Jade through a mutual friend, and we have been listening to the thoughtful and inspiring conversations on her podcast. We cannot believe our good fortune to welcome this world-renowned author to our very own woodworking shop- the 1780s Reuben Waite Barn!
Jade will discuss her latest book “Futuresteading: Live like tomorrow matters: Practical skills, recipes and rituals for a simpler life.” Jade is visiting from Black Barn Farm in Victoria, Australia where she and her family tend an orchard and regenerative nursery business, and are committed to bringing celebration and awe back to food literacy as a first step in building a localized fair food system.
Jade will sign copies of her book and folks are encouraged to bring a potluck dish to share as we dive deeper into conversation with Jade and our community.
We are excited to start the afternoon around our shop garden with a demonstration of fence riving technique. Luke will demonstrate the proper use of a froe, shaving horse, and draw knife as we work on a traditional country garden fence with hand tools. Who knows – we may even get to make a little progress on the much needed fence around our garden with your help!
We hope you can join us!
Saturday, June 25, 2022 | 4 – 7 PM
Reuben Waite Barn at Green Mountain Timber Frames
430 West Street, Middletown Springs, Vermont
Schedule of Events
4 pm: Riving Technique Demonstration
5 pm: Author talk with Jade Miles
6 pm: Potluck dinner and conversation on the concepts presented in “Futuresteading”
This is a free event. Books will be available for $32. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org